In a metropolitan area such as Arlington, you might think it is easy to find an attorney that has experience in ERISA disability law. In truth, not many attorneys practice this type of law. ERISA, or the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, is very complex and the cases are very difficult for claimants.
In fact, many people who have been denied long-term disability benefits don't know they need an attorney. They are under the impression that the insurance company is there to help if you have a life altering disability. Sometimes people simply send in their disability forms and think everything will be OK.
Insurance companies that provide long-term benefits are ruthless and will go to great lengths to deny your claim. In most cases, we find that the insurance company will hire a private investigator and pry into your social media accounts to spy on you and find anything they can to deny your claim.
Even a judge noted that it is nearly impossible for claimants to get their long-term disability benefits without the help of an attorney.
Considering how important it is for someone to, at least, speak to an attorney after their long-term disability benefits have been denied, it is shocking how few attorneys have chosen to practice this type of law.
Fortunately, we at BenGlassLaw have written the book on ERISA long-term disability cases. You can get a FREE copy of the book, Robbery Without a Gun, at our website. If you have a question about your long-term disability case, call BenGlassLaw at (703) 584-7277.